Kelly Friedman

Senior Counsel

Toronto
KFriedman@blg.com
416.367.6571
Kelly is an experienced litigator with unique expertise in data management issues, including eDiscovery, cybersecurity and privacy. She is recognized for her eDiscovery expertise and leverages over two decades of litigation experience to bring a distinctively strategic approach to planning and executing discovery projects.

Kelly was part of the consultant team that designed the Ontario Energy Board’s cybersecurity framework for electricity distributors and transmitters. She regularly provides training to boards of directors and executives on how to understand and implement privacy and cybersecurity best practices.

She has appeared before administrative bodies such as the Ontario Energy Board, all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Prior to joining BLG, Kelly was a litigation partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and at Ogilvy Renault LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright).

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Advisor, Uniform Law Commission of Canada, National E-Discovery Project
  • Expert, Canadian Advisory Committee on Information Technology and Security, ISO SC27, International IT Security Standards
  • Member, Ontario’s E-Discovery Implementation Committee (EIC)
  • Co-editor, International Code of Practice for Electronic Discovery, ISO/IEC 27050-3: 2017
  • Former chair, Sedona Canada Steering Committee

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized as one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers in 2011 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine
  • Recognized in the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Canada (E-Discovery Practitioners) and Who’s Who Legal Litigation: E-Discovery Lawyers

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1996
  • LLB, University of Toronto, 1994
  • B.Comm., McGill University, 1991